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Summer Parks Challenge

07/29/2015 - 08/31/2015 - 12:00 am

In observance of National Parks and Recreation Month in July, The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation is issuing a challenge to all Whatcom County residents: how many parks can you visit this summer? Prizes will be awarded for the most parks visited and all completed entry forms will be placed into a drawing for prizes. Contest ends on August 31st. Winners will be announced and notified by September 15th, 2015

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Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

08/01/2015 - 08/29/2015 - All Day at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema runs every Saturday night (except July 4), rain or shine, through August 29. Enjoy the grassy lawn in front of of the stage and screen for blanket seating, with limited bench and bring-your-own chair seating on the brick surrounding the lawn of the Fairhaven Village Green. $5 entry:  Admission includes pre-movie seating, access to food and other vendors, live entertainment, prize giveaways and the film. Five and under is always free.

The final movie for the 2015 season is: The Princess Bride! August 29th with pre-show music from Amber Darland.

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Music at Maritime

08/07/2015 - 09/04/2015 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Maritime Heritage Park
500 W. Holly Street

Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series presents Music at Maritime five Fridays this summer from 11:30am-1:30pm at Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham. The remaining lineup includes:

August 28th:  “Lobo del Mar” – Celtic, Flamenco, Bluegrass
September 4th:  “Pearl Django” – Gypsy Jazz

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Schoolhouse Rock Live!

08/26/2015 - 08/30/2015 - All Day at WWU Old Main Theater
516 High Street

As part of the Western Summer Theatre series, Deb Currier directs Schoolhouse Rock Live! showing at 7:30pm Wednesday- Friday, August 26th-28th and 2pm Saturday and Sunday, August 29th-30th at Western Washington University’s Old Main Theater. The musical is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs such as “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” and “Conjunction Junction.” Tickets are $11-$15.

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Whatcom Museum History Cruise

08/27/2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Squalicum Harbor
722 Coho Way

The Whatcom Museum’s popular History Sunset Cruise sails into its 32nd year. Guests travel aboard the 110-foot Puget Sound tour boat Island Caper, which leaves from Squalicum Harbor near downtown Bellingham, and take a tour of Bellingham Bay. Local historian Brian Griffin is the tour guide. Guests can bring their picnic dinners. Beer and wine available for purchase on the boat. The final cruise of the season is August 27; 5:30-8:30pm

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Elizabeth Park Concert Series

08/27/2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Elizabeth Park
Walnut and Elizabeth

For ten Thursdays this summer Elizabeth Park in the Columbia Neighborhood will be filled with happy patrons, enjoying amazing music.  These free concerts are sponsored by The Eldridge Society, in partnership with Bellingham Parks and Recreation, from 6-8pm every Thursday from June 27 through August 27, neighbors and friends will enjoy all kinds of music.  Food will be available for purchase, and picnickers are encouraged to recycle and compost.  Donations to enable The Eldridge Society to continue to pay the performers will be gratefully accepted at the concerts. The final concert of the season is:

August 27th:  “The Atlantics” – Rock, soul, rhythm & blues

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Mount Vernon Riverwalk Concerts

08/27/2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Riverwalk
2095 Main Street

The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series. The concerts will be held every Thursday night through the end of August on the brand new Mount Vernon Riverwalk Plaza. The two hour concerts will begin at 6:00pm and feature a mix of family-friendly local and regional artists. The final show of the inaugural season is:  August 27th featuring Hot Damn Scandal.

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Rockin’ Mochas

08/28/2015 - All Day at Moka Joes
8146 S March Point Rd

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Birch Bay Discovery Days

08/29/2015 - 08/30/2015 - All Day at Birch Bay
Birch Bay Drive

The 36th annual Birch Bay Discovery Days features tons of fun activities including a grand parade down Birch Bay Drive, arts and crafts fair and a variety of food vendors. Live music, a crab boil and fireworks too!

Bring the entire family and don’t miss the Ducky Derby Race. Sponsor a duck for $5, name your duck and root your duck on to the finish line. Great chance to win some pretty spectacular prizes.

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Ferndale Street Festival

08/29/2015 - 08/30/2015 - All Day at Downtown Ferndale
2023 Main Street

Live music and stage acts, a car show, various food outlets, vendors of all trades, events for kids, a wine and beer tent, sales from local businesses and much more will be part of the 12th annual Ferndale Street Festival from 6-11:30pm Friday, August 29th and 10am-11:30pm Saturday, August 30th on the town’s Main Street. Entry is free and open to all ages.

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